Again, apologies for taking some minor liberties with the chronology of the Ainulindalė/Valaquenta. I am trying to take care not to smudge too much canon, and only when it's for the sake of story-flow.
Anyway, here's Melkor, doing his finest Stevie Nicks impersonation. I want his design to show his fall from splendor a little more subtly and over time, instead of WHAM BAM DARK LORD like it is in the book. XD Bear with me. Mairon is going to undergo some changes as he develops as well (don't we all).
Remind me never to have a purple-ish, blue-ish character lit by ambient orange light ever, ever again.
___ I had a dream about the origins of Sauron/Mairon the Maiar, and his time spent in the service of Aulė the Smith. Now I am trying to put some of that dream-material into a comic.
I want to explore some of the empty margins in the history of these characters, simply because there is a lot about Middle Earth theology that frustrates me a great deal, and I feel like the motivations of a lot of the 'dark' characters are not explored in the books at all (or at least, not to my satisfaction). So this is my sort of self-indulgent, mini "Paradise Lost" for the Silmarillion. XD